In the spirit of switching things up after Halloween, an abandoned house fit for a novel will be given a second life. Permits have been filed to rehabilitate and expand upon the shingled building at 369 MacArthur Boulevard in Oakland’s Adams Point neighborhood. The project will provide four new units, with Santa Barbara-based AB Design Studio in charge of the design and preservation.
The development will take the former single-family house’s 3,090 square feet and extend the structure further back into the lot. The final product will yield 4,434 square feet. Two duplex units in the front will take 1,150 square feet each, with the remaining units taking up a single floor in the back for 1,050 square feet each. The development will produce 700 square feet of open space and six parking spaces on-site.
The backward tree will be retained and joined with some bearded iris’s and silver spear plants.
The process is expected to cost $300,000 for completion. California-based Ziprent, a property management firm, are listed as the project owners.
The site is just four blocks from the Pergola at Lake Merritt, with Downtown Oakland on the park’s opposite side. The area is serviced by AC Transit’s 57 bus. A pedestrian bridge for crossing the I-580 is just one block away.